Candidate Profile
Shane Baker

Republican , Kentucky


Shane Baker
State Rep., Dist. 85

Panel Rating*

Conservative *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.


*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


*Kentucky Right to Life Association (KRLA)

Selected Contributions


National Republican Senatorial Committee (2010)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances should abortion be allowed. Rape and incest cases are less than 1% of the total for abortions. I understand that these are traumatic events for the mother, but the child should not lose their life for the sins of their father. We need to focus on the 99% of cases that do not involve rape and incest, ensuring the life of every child.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

We have to be mindful of taxpayer dollars. We should constantly evaluate the effectiveness of state programs, and ensure dollars are directed at those that are effective and beneficial for the people of Kentucky.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Our country was founded on Christian principles and should remain that way. The church should be free from the power and influence of the government.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

It is not the government's responsibility to provide healthcare. Passage of the Affordable Care Act sent the cost of healthcare through the roof. Government involvement inflates the cost of any program they flood with taxpayer dollars. We need to allow the free market to work.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

We have an immigration policy in place that allows individuals to become a citizen of the Unites States. Anyone who follows the laws in place should be permitted to legally become a U.S. Citizen.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Above anything else, I am a child of God. I spent nearly two decades in student ministry. God is the Creator of the universe and author of my faith. I am accountable to Him for my actions and my words. My faith in Him guides my decisions in all aspects of life. I seek to honor him in all things.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

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What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I owned a small business for 21 years. For the past four years, I served the people of Southeast Kentucky through the Department for Local Government. This afforded me the opportunity to work with local governments, business, industry, and constituents to help with issues they were facing.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a Christian, a husband, and a dad. I was a small business owner for 21 years and served the people of Kentucky for four years through the Department for Local Government. Along the way, I served in student ministry for nearly two decades. My faith in God directs decisions I make in all aspects of life. I will fight to protect the unborn and our religious freedom. I will support policies that drive economic growth and opportunity for families. In addition, I will always stand against attacks on our Second Amendment Rights.

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

The Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Protect religious freedom. Protect the unborn. Protect Second Amendment rights.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

No. God created men of all races. We need to love one another despite the differences in physical appearance. As Martin Luther King stated, "men should not be judged by the color of their skin".


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Work & Military
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  • Immanuel Baptist Church, Student Pastor
  • Compassion International, Donor
  • Somerset Christian School, Board Member
  • Turkana Missions, Donor
  • Baptist Haiti Missions, Donor
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